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EU Referendum: Statistics regulator loses patience with Leave campaign over '£350m a week' EU cost figure
What's that? The bad guys in the referendum are pushing a lie based on hundreds of millions? That sounds rather familiar…
yes-I-called-them-the-bad-guys  money  politics  Europe  EU  Brexit  lies  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics 
june 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Zelo Street: Telegraph’s Junior Doctor Isn’t
Apparently he's a recently graduated foundation year doctor not yet at the point of being allowed to work on people alone.
NHS  health  politics  not-fair-not-safe  lies  comment  Conservatives  journalism  news 
april 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Small Business letter to the Telegraph; an attempt to defraud the electorate?
Names repeated, people that are retired, not small business owners, people (and charities) that didn't sign it. Quite an impressive set of inaccuracies, all told.
lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  politics  business  Westminster  lies  General-Election-2015  economy  Conservatives  fuck-you-fucking-fuckers 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Understanding is a three edged sword: Part two
The rebuttal to the rebuttal.
"Understanding is a three edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth." But who knows the truth, in a matter of opinion, perception, and presentation.
relates-to-another-of-today's-links  Interesting  social-media  memes  lies  politics  Westminster 
december 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Understanding is a three edged sword: Part one
MPs don't turn up to help people but do to help themselves? A rebuttal to a meme. Have been meaning to post this for a while, but seeing a rebuttal to this rebuttal reminded me.
Interesting  politics  Westminster  memes  social-media  lies  image  relates-to-another-of-today's-links 
december 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
Turns out they did have chemical weapons! Not militarily usable, ones we helped them make decades ago, that have fallen apart. Still dangerous to the soliders (and indeed locals) exposed to them, but the army didn't want information getting out about it.
War-on-Terror  War  Iran  lies  military  chemical-weapons  fail  USA 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Valve pulls Earth: Year 2066 and offers refund
Because of editing criticisms into praise, and use googled images for promotion
fail  computers  computer-games  lies 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Incapacity benefit test claims 'conflated figures' - watchdog
'Suggestions that 878,300 benefit claimants dropped their claims rather than take a medical test have been challenged by the statistics watchdog.'
politics  posttofacebook  fail  lies  disability  westminster  benefits  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Head of economic watchdog rebukes Cameron for misrepresenting its position - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'it in fact believed there was a short-term effect and that "fiscal consolidation measures have reduced economic growth over the past couple of years".'
politics  posttofacebook  lies  financial-crisis  news  Conservatives  money  economics  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  Westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Chris Huhne facing jail sentence after admitting perverting course of justice | UK news | guardian.co.uk
'Former minister resigns seat after pleading guilty over claims he persuaded his ex-wife to take speeding points for him in 2003'
politics  lies  news  cars  corruption  driving  westminster  interesting  Lib-Dems 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Police spies stole identities of dead children | UK news | The Guardian
'Undercover officers created aliases based on details found in birth and death records'
information  identity  police  lies  surveilance  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
let me check Snopes for you
A handy tool to point people at after they share stuff they really should've checked up on first…
posttofacebook  lies  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  geeky  internet  silly  awesome  amusing 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Alex Salmond refers himself under ministerial code over EU legal advice | Politics | guardian.co.uk
'First minister tries to defuse crisis over allegations he lied about having formal legal advice about Scotland's EU membership'
posttofacebook  who's-a-naughty-boy-then  whoops  law  image  lies  Scottish-independence  Scotland  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cameron Apologises To Hillsborough Families
'An orchestrated police campaign to wrongly blame Liverpool fans for the Hillsborough disaster is laid bare in an official report.'
lies  image  Westminster  news  interesting  posttofacebook 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How do newspapers deal with politicians who go on repeating lies? | Media | guardian.co.uk
But how do reporters who are doing their level best to tell their readers the truth cope when candidates move from spouting (just about acceptable) spin to telling (unacceptable) lies?
interesting  politics  lies  USA  UK  image  media  journalism  posttofacebook 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Breaking news: A look behind the curtain of the Heartland Institute’s climate change spin | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
'Someone going by the handle "Heartland Insider" has anonymously released quite a few of what are claimed to be internal documents from Heartland, revealing the Institute’s strategies, funds, and much more.'
news  posttofacebook  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  lies  belief  politics  culture  climate-change  environment  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Expert challenges "myth" of falling NHS productivity
'Official figures have failed to reflect recent improvements in the NHS in England, according to the Lancet.'
posttofacebook  important  lies  journalism  image  cuts  NHS  politics  news  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Wikipedia investigates PR firm Bell Pottinger's edits
'Wikipedia has suspended at least 10 accounts linked to the public relations firm Bell Pottinger as it investigates allegations of content manipulation.'
wikipedia  lobbying  image  internet  lies 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The arms company, the oligarch and the ex-PM's sister-in-law: lobby firm's Wikipedia hit list - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'Bell Pottinger targeted the Wikipedia entry of Gordon Brown's sister-in-law, the environmental campaigner Clare Rewcas'tle Brown, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal
interesting  image  politics  wikipedia  lies  lobbying  UK 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Panorama - Revealed: The truth about supermarket 'bargains'
'Britain's biggest supermarkets spend a lot of advertising money telling us they offer great value. But an investigation by Panorama has revealed that not all "bargains" are quite what they seem.'
interesting  supermarkets  shopping  business  money  food  news  lies  image 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Herman Cain Suspends His Presidential Campaign - NYTimes.com
'An unapologetic and defiant Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, pledging that he “would not go away” even as he abandoned hope of winning the Republican nomination in the face of escalating accusations of sexual misconduct.'
interesting  politics  Republicans  USA  sex  lies  media  image 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry accused of blatant untruths about Barack Obama | World news | The Guardian
'The candidates deny their TV commercials are deceitful and dishonest but both ads selectively quote the president to make it appear he is saying one thing when he is saying another.'
interesting  politics  lies  image  USA  Republicans 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo star in Berlusconi trial witness list | World news | The Guardian
'It could be the cast for a remake of one of those 60s classical epics: George Clooney as one of the stars, together with a former belly dancer and 32 assorted starlets, dancers and showgirls.'
interesting  law  Italy  lies  crime  corruption 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daft hysteria over the EU's ruling on water and dehydration | by Martin Robbins @mjrobbins | Science | guardian.co.uk
'The EU has not said that water isn't healthy, and it's ruling on the vexatious claim that bottled water can prevent dehydration is perfectly sensible'
comment  interesting  science  europe  lies  journalism  media  image 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Apology after X Factor phone vote result 'revealed' before lines closed | Metro.co.uk
'STV has apologised after publishing the result of the X Factor phone vote, which saw Amelia Lily beat 2 Shoes, Jonjo Kerr and Jaes Michael to be voted back onto the show after Frankie Cocozza's exit, an hour before phone lines closed.'
interesting  fairness  music  lies 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS cancer figures contradict David Cameron and Andrew Lansley's claims | Society | The Guardian
'David Cameron and Andrew Lansley's repeated criticisms of the NHS's record on cancer have been contradicted by new research that shows the health service to be an international leader in tackling the disease.'
interesting  awesome  medicine  cancer  lies  Conservatives  politics  image 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims' lawyers | Media | The Guardian
'The News of the World hired a specialist private investigator to run covert surveillance on two of the lawyers representing phone-hacking victims as part of an operation to put pressure on them to stop their work.'
News-of-The-World  WTF  Murdoch  lies  journalism  media  interesting 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Psychologist admits to faking dozens of scientific studies
'"We have some 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals where we are actually sure that they are fake, and there are more to come," says Pim Levelt, chair of the committee that investigated Stapel's work. If all of these papers are withdrawn, Stapel's will become one of the worst cases of scientific misconduct in history.'
science  people-suck  lies  interesting  psychology 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
10 More Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science
'We asked our nutritionists back to debunk some more common misconceptions about food, health, and nutrition that are still widely believed, even though there's overwhelming evidence to the contrary.'
interesting  science  culture  belief  lies  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Colleges lose licences in immigration crackdown
'More than 470 UK colleges have been barred in the last six months from accepting new foreign students from outside Europe, the Home Office says.'
interesting  education  fraud  lies  immigration 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Viewpoint: Agincourt, WWII and other great British 'myths'
'Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? On the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of England, casts a critical eye over British legends.'
history  UK  interesting  culture  image  lies 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Murdoch warned of 'Mulcaire 2' at News Corp shareholder meeting | Media | guardian.co.uk
'Rupert Murdoch has been dealt a blow by shareholders who called on the News Corp chairman and his sons to resign from the scandal-torn media empire.'
interesting  Murdoch  journalism  corruption  lies  news  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Met facing mounting crisis as activist spying operation unravels | UK news | The Guardian
Senior police officers' judgment questioned as revelations emerge about the behaviour of undercover agents
interesting  crime  trust  lies  police  surveilance 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive | Media | The Guardian
'The Guardian found evidence that the Journal had been channelling money through European companies in order to secretly buy thousands of copies of its own paper at a knock-down rate, misleading readers and advertisers about the Journal's true circulation.'
journalism  lies  image  crime  money  interesting  Murdoch  news 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - BNP facing accusations of fraud
'The British National Party is under investigation by the European Union and the Metropolitan Police for alleged fraud and breaches of electoral law.'
interesting  crime  politics  lies  discrimination 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
American Spectator Editor Admits to Being Agent Provocateur at D.C. Museum | MyFDL
American journalist gets inside the protesters to try and make them look bad, to get himself a story.
news  journalism  Occupy-Wall-Street  interesting  people-suck  lies 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Richard Peppiatt: Journalistic Practice
'Perhaps I state the obvious to say a truth-telling function is intrinsic to any concept of journalism. Yet one thing I learnt early on in my career was that telling the truth and not lying are distinct concepts - you can make true statements about events and issues without ever orbiting near a true account of what's occurred. '
journalism  news  interesting  lies  law  image  culture 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Al-Qaida calls on Ahmadinejad to end 9/11 conspiracy theories | World news | guardian.co.uk
'Al-Qaida has sent a message to the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, asking him to stop spreading conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks.'
Iran  terrorism  conspiracy-theories  politics  lies  wtf  War-on-Terror 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Theresa May 'wrong' over migrant cat tale
'A claim by the Home Secretary that an illegal immigrant could not be deported because of his pet cat is wrong, according to England's top judges.'
news  politics  the-coalition  Conservatives  people-suck  lies 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tim Harford — Article — Look out for No. 1
It seems that the numbers that got Greece into the Euro were at least partly manufactured. And this could've been worked out by the fact that not enough of them have their first digit being 1.
economy  money  banking  europe  lies 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Case closed: “Climategate” was manufactured | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
"Climatologist Michael Mann has been cleared of all wrongdoing by the Inspector General of the National Science Foundation." (He's been cleared in several investigations)
climate-change  interesting  lies  journalism  academia 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Innocent people's DNA profiles won't be deleted after all, minister admits - Telegraph
Instead the police will retain DNA profiles in anonymised form, leaving open
the possibility of connecting them up with people's names, ministers have
wtf  dude...  politics  the-coalition  lies  crime  identity  fail 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Europol Report: All Terrorists are Muslims...Except the 99.6% that Aren't | loonwatch.com
'Islamophobes have been popularizing the claim that “not all Muslims are terrorists, but (nearly) all terrorists are Muslims.”  Despite this idea becoming axiomatic in some circles, it is quite simply not factual.'
interesting  politics  lies  statistics  terrorism  racism  religion  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
James Murdoch testimony to parliamentary committee 'was mistaken' | Herald Sun
RUPERT Murdoch's son James has been accused of misleading British MPs this week when he said he did not know when authorising a settlement that phone hacking at News of the World went beyond one reporter.
corruption  murdoch  media  news  journalism  crime  law  lies 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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